Ostrya carpinifolia (Eutopean Hop Hornbeam)
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Native: Southern Europe, Asia Minor, Caucasus
The crown becoming rounded with age.
Leaves have 12-15 pairs of veins and are rather hairy on the upper surface, less so underneath.
Flowers open in April, male catkins about 3.7-5cm long, the females rather small and green, opening among emerging leaves.
Fruit clusters are about 3.7-5cm long, turning light brown in September and October. They look very much like hops, hence the English name.